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NBA Ibadan Names Building After Akeredolu

06 June

Reported by Ayooluwa Afolabi

The Ibadan branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has named its new Bar Center Annex after the late governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN.

According to VANGUARD, the building, christened Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN Bar Center Annex, was commissioned by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, in Ibadan on Wednesday.

Ariwoola who thanked the Ibadan branch of the NBA for honoring Akeredolu, said the edifice will serve as a hub for advancing fairness and social justice.

Speaking at the event, Ondo state governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who was represented by his deputy, Olayide Adelami, commended the association “for their tireless efforts in making the project a reality”

Governor Aiyedatiwa said late Akeredolu’s contributions to the development of Ondo state and legal jurisprudence will never be forgotten.

According to him, “An event like this is bound to resonate with memories of the late Governor’s unwavering commitment to the rule of law, his unrelenting pursuit of justice and unshakable belief in the potential of our great state and Nigeria in general.”

In his remarks, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, said the Bar Centre annex in honor of the late Akeredolu will continue to speak of his good works and facilitate an equitable justice process.

Chief Judge of Oyo state, Justice Iyabo Yerima, described the late Akeredolu as a noble nationalist whose voice of reason and conscience on national issues and federalism will be missed by all.

The widow of the late Governor, Betty Akeredolu, equally commended the association, saying “The centre will serve as a hub for legal excellence and innovation in this part of the country and even Nigeria as a whole”

Late Governor Akeredolu was, at different times, secretary and vice chairman of the Ibadan branch of NBA before becoming the national president of the association.

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